What'll We Call Our National Parks After Their Environmental Namesake Vanishes?
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 6 months ago
The Grist publication recently asked a very reasonable question, what will we call our National Parks after their environmental namesake vanishes? It’s a good question when considering the glaciers in most of America's parks are pretty much gone, the Everglades are vanishing, the sequoias are apparently dying at a rate 10-times faster than before, Joshua Trees are having trouble growing, and so on…
What do we call our parks when their namesakes are gone? Never-glades? “The National Park Formerly Known as” Joshua Tree?
Grist: "In a mere 15 years, the namesake glaciers of Montana’s Glacier National Park have puddled into a memory. The park featured 150 glaciers in 1850; the count is 25 today.
What’s happening in Montana is taking place across the Northwest, including Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, where average temperatures have soared 5 degrees over averages 50 years ago. The glacial melt has already triggered enormous landslides."